April 28, 2014
Ohio Technical College and Lincoln Electric have teamed with the Boy Scouts of America in northern Ohio to help Scouts earn the Welding Merit Badge. More than 150 Scouts had the opportunity to explore welding-related career paths, such as automotive, collision, restoration, diesel, and generator.
As part of this partnership, Scouts received hands-on welding training at Ohio Technical College's Cleveland campus for two days in April.
The Boy Scouts created the Welding Merit Badge, which debuted in February 2012, in close collaboration with AWS and industrial partners. To earn the badge, Scouts must learn welding safety requirements, demonstrate first aid procedures that may be needed in the welding environment, demonstrate proficiency in skill sets related to the welding of joints, and learn about careers in various industries that employ welding skills.